Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?
Robert Swindells is one of the most respected authors in the UK today. After serving in the RAF he taught for eight years before beginning to write full time. He first won the Children's Book Award in 1984 for Brother in the Land, going on to win three more times. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1993 for the novel Stone Cold.More about Robert Swindells